If you’ve spent any time out and about in Houston the past couple weeks, you probably won’t be surprised to learn the Astros’ Space City uniforms are a big hit. The jerseys, T-shirts and caps seem to be everywhere, which the Astros confirmed Wednesday when they sat out a release reporting that the day the Space City gear went on sale was their team store’s second-largest non-gameday sales total ever, behind only the day after the team won the 2017 World Series.
The Space City uniforms are part of the Nike City Connect project in which Nike and each Major League Baseball team work together to come up with a uniform that properly and creatively represents their community. Seven teams wore City Connect uniforms last season and seven more will unveil their new duds this season with only the Nationals and Astros showing off theirs so far. The Royals (April 30), Rockies (June 4), Angels (June 11), Brewers (June 24) and Padres (July 8) are still to come.